Environmental and Microbial Relationships / Edition 2

Environmental and Microbial Relationships / Edition 2

by Christian P. Kubicek
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540718397

ISBN-13: 9783540718390

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This volume provides insight into current research on fungal populations and communities. It focuses on fungal responses to the physical environment, interactions with other fungi, microorganisms and invertebrates, the role of fungi in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling, and aspects of biogeography and conservation. Following publication

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This volume provides insight into current research on fungal populations and communities. It focuses on fungal responses to the physical environment, interactions with other fungi, microorganisms and invertebrates, the role of fungi in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling, and aspects of biogeography and conservation. Following publication of Volume IV in 1997, the introduction of molecular methods into ecology led to significant new findings. Emphasizing these advances, the chapters for the second edition have been completely updated and revised. Several chapters deal with various applications in biological pest control, natural products discovery, and the degradation of toxic organic compounds. This is an invaluable source of information both for scientists who wish to update their knowledge of current progress and for graduate students interested in obtaining a first overview of this field of research. Written for: Researchers, industry, agronomists, advanced students

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540718390
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Mycota Series, #4
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2007
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Life History and Genetic Strategies 1 Evolutionary ecology of the first fungi J.H. Andrews and R.F. Harris 2 Molecular approaches for studying fungi in the environment K. Brunner, S. Zeilinger and R.L. Mach Determinants of Fungal Communities 3 Disturbances in natural ecosystems: scaling from fungal diversity to ecosystem functioning S.J. Morris, C.F. Friese, and M.F. Allen 4 Fungal Responses to Disturbance: agriculture and forestry R.M. Miller and D.J. Lodge 5 Fungi and industrial pollutants G.M. Gadd 6 Fungí in extreme environments N. Magan 7 Biogeography and conservation E.J.M. Arnolds Fungal Interactions and Biological Control Strategies 8 Mycoparasitism and antagonism A. Viterbo, J. Inbar, Y. Hadar and I. Chet 9 Antagonism of plant parasitic nematodes by fungi S. Casas-Flores and A. Herrera-Estrella 10 Entomopathogenic Fungi and their role in Pest Control A.K. Charnley and S. A. Collins 11 Bacterial weapons of fungal destruction: Phyllosphere targeted biological control of plant pathogens W. G. Dilantha Fernando, R. Ramarathnam and T. de Kievit 12 Effects of animals grazing on fungi. T. McGonigle 13 Endophytic Fungi P. Bayman 14 Mycorrhizal fungi: their habitats and nutritional strategies M. Girlanda, S. Perotto and P. Bonfante 15 Applications of fungal ecology in the search for new bioactive fungal products J.B. Gloer Decomposition, Biomass and Industrial Applications 16 Nutrient cycling by saprophytic fungi interrestrial habitats J. Dighton 17 Decomposition of plant litter by fungi in marine and freshwater ecosystems M.O. Gessner, V. Gulis, K. Kuehn, E. Chauvet and K. Suberkropp 18 Degradation of cellulose and hemicellulose polymers by fungi C. Gamauf, B. Metz and B. Seiboth

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